The Klaserie Private Nature Reserve (KPNR) is one of the largest privately owned nature reserves in South Africa covering some 60 000 hectares and is part of the greater Kruger National Park.
The Klaserie Private Nature Reserve was established in 1969 and was officially proclaimed a nature reserve in 1972 with Jan de Necker as the founding chairman and Van Reenen Van Vuuren as the first warden. The reserve is run by an executive committee comprising members or landowners who are elected at the AGM and operate through the reserves warden Colin Rowles. Colin circulates a monthly report to all the members keeping them informed of the weather, the condition and status of the fauna and flora and any other matter of general interest.
Amani Safari Camp
The Boutique Amani Safari Camp was acquired in 1990 and has been cultivated to house guests in ultimate, under stated bushveld style.
The raw bush that surrounds Amani Safari Camp gives it an authentic, isolated atmosphere, allowing visitors to escape the hustle and bustle of city life entirely. In 2012, the Camp was washed away in a flood, and has been rebuilt to offer a true home away from home. Today, a dry riverbed separates the Camp from a frequently used watering hole, which lies adjacent to the extensive entertainment area and commonly attracts jackals, hyenas, warthogs and elephants.
Africa on Foot
Submerge yourself in the quaint lifestyle of luxury at Africa on Foot and experience the Big Five like never before.
Africa on Foot specialises in Big Five safaris and walking safaris in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve; a wildlife rich region in the heart of the Greater Kruger. The Klaserie shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park which means predators and other wildlife roam freely throughout.
Makumu Luxury Safari Lodge
The African dream awaits you at the luxurious and spectacular Makumu Luxury Safari Lodge.
Makumu Luxury Safari Lodge is the realisation of Stefan Breuer’s childhood dream. With support from his family, and a dedicated team of creative people, he created the astonishingly beautiful Makumu private bush lodge in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve in Hoedspruit, South Africa.
nThambo Tree Camp
Take a trip into the heart of the Kruger Game Reserve and explore the wonders of nThambo Tree Camp.
Experience a Kruger Safari at nThambo Tree Camp and stay in unique accommodation in the heart of the Southern Klaserie. The Southern Klaserie is part of the Greater Kruger and shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park. It is here that guests can take part in Big Five game drive safaris.
Klaserie Camps is part of an exclusive, privately-owned wildlife sanctuary, ‘Klaserie Private Nature Reserve’, which in turn is part of the Greater Kruger National Park.
Klaserie Camps in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve lies to the west of the Timbavati covering 60 000 ha on either side of the Klaserie River. The private nature of this wilderness sanctuary enables one to embrace the African bushveld in one’s own time – to take in the sounds, sights and smells that make the bushveld such a unique experience.
Conservation & Eco Children
The KNP benefits materially from the security and conservation operations conducted by the private nature reserves, all of which is funded through professional hunting. It is also incorrectly assumed that all of the areas within the private nature reserves lend themselves to eco-tourism. Some of the areas have insufficient densities of game and others inhospitable vegetation and terrain. Where eco-tourism is unviable other sustainable uses of the land have to be explored. In determining off take numbers each year, the KPNR gives due regard to the population dynamics and general well-being of the particular species as well as the veld conditions. Each year the KPNR undertakes various censuses to determine the exact numbers of each species in our reserve.
The other APNR reserves do the same census, at similar times and utilising the same or similar protocols and methodologies. This data, combined with various sources of research and intelligence are then utilised to guide our determination (in full transparency and debate with all our neighbours), as to which species can be professionally hunted and/or sold (via live capture) and how many.
Eco Children (formerly Children’s Eco Training) was founded in 2004 by Sandy Wilkes when a need was identified to educate the children of KPNR-employees on the beautiful environment they live in. By educating these children it is believed they will take ownership of their beautiful surroundings and build a foundation of conservation for future generations to ultimately create a sustainable relationship between the environment and its residents.
However, over the course of its existence Eco Children has developed into much more than just four holiday workshops every year. Eco Children came to the realisation that no child can fully embrace the unspoilt wilderness surrounding them when their basic needs are not being seen to. For this reason, the organization adopted four local primary schools and has applied a whole school development approach, with multiple improvement projects being established to enable children in the Hoedspruit and Acornhoek area to receive quality basic education as well as hands-on environmental education.
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